Hello to NATALIE’s family & friends!
Natalie leaves Illinois on June 4 to go to Washington, D.C. for her “staging” with the Peace Corps. She will leave D.C. on June 5 for Costa Rica & will spend 3 months in training, then start her 24 months of work. Her address during her training is:
Natalie Krusemeier, PCT
Cuerpo de Paz
Apartado Postal 1266-1000
San Jose, Costa Rica
I am enclosing a couple of pages from Peace Corps booklets that explain to family members some of the basics of communication & how important it is to the volunteer. The “Welcome to Costa Rica” is 59 pages (check out pages 14 and 15) & the “Handbook for Families” is 32 pages (check out pages 28 and 29). I have these saved in as attachments, so if you are interested in reading either let me know & I will forward to you (email@example.com). The Peace Corps website is also extremely helpful & informative (peacecorps.gov).
I am so proud of Natalie & excited for her!
I am also worried that she will be so far from home. Please share this information with other friends & family members & encourage them to send Natalie a card or note every once in a while.
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how much I will miss her!